Parasitic Nematodes: Bridging the Divide workshop abstract solicitation

As part of the 21st International C.elegans conference, we would like to solicit contributions to the workshop on parasitic nematodes.

We are pleased to invite student and postdoc abstract submissions for 5 minute lightning talks to be presented at the NSF-sponsored, 3rd Parasitic Nematodes: Bridging the Divide workshop. We encourage submissions that address the broad theme of C. elegans as a model for parasitic nematode biology, including work relating to human, animal, and plant parasitic nematodes and from both a basic biology standpoint or a translational perspective. The platform provided by this workshop represents a unique opportunity for early-career scientists to interact with other researchers at the intersection of C. elegans biology and parasitology. These five minute talks will be presented on the first day of the 21st International C. elegans Meeting. The presenting authors must be available during any of the limited number of possible time slots available. Abstract submissions are due on May 12th at 5pm PST and presenting authors will be notified of decisions by May 19th. Instructions for logistics and formatting of lightning talk presentations will follow acceptance.

Abstract Format: Abstracts should be limited to 2,500 characters in total, including the title, authors, author affiliations, main body, and spaces. Abstracts should be sent to the workshop e-mail address ( as a single PDF file with subject heading “Lightning Talk Abstract”. A notification of receipt will follow submission. Accepted abstracts will appear online in a Worm Breeder’s Gazette article and titles will be listed on the International Worm Meeting website.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Workshop Time: 2:30pm- 5:30pm
Workshop Location: Sunset Village Grand Horizon Ballroom

Lightning Talk Abstract Submission Deadline: May 12, 2017 (5pm PST)
Notification of Acceptance: May 19, 2017


Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours – Theo Murphy meeting

Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 June 2017 evolution-social-media
The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre

Organised by Dr Rachel McMullan and Cecile Sarabian

Dear Colleague

I am organising an exciting 2-day, residential-style meeting at Royal Society Chicheley Hall on 12-13 June 2017 entitled, Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours.

This meeting will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists in the field of pathogen and parasite avoidance, such as invertebrates, vertebrates and humans. Further information can be found here:

The meeting is free to attend; participants just have to cover their accommodation, travel and subsistence. Please let me know if you need more information.

Best wishes


Molecular Helminthology Meeting in Cape Cod (19th-22nd March 2017)

Registration remains open for the “Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach” conference, which will be held from 19th to 22nd March 2017 at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center, Cape Cod, MA, USA.

Late abstract submissions are accepted until 31st January 2017.

WormBase ParaSite will be hosting a workshop at this meeting. Join us between 10:00 and 10:45 on Monday 20th March to learn more about WormBase ParaSite.

Further details and registration:

British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Meeting of the British Society for Parasitology (BSP), which will be held from 11th April to 13th April at Imperial College London.  A WormBase ParaSite workshop will feature as part of the schedule.

Outline Schedule:
Registration & Abstract Submission:

If you would like to attend the WormBase ParaSite workshop, we would be grateful if you could complete this short form:  Although advance registration is not required to attend, your responses will help us to tailor the workshop content.